The deadline for LEED APs to opt in to the LEED Credential Maintenance Program is closing in quickly this fall. If you are a LEED AP who hasn't yet decided whether or not to maintain your credential, there's still time to learn about your options. Here are a few resources that can help you decide:
- Look up your enrollment deadline by logging in to "My Credentials" at GBCI.org: https://ssl30.cyzap.net/gbcicertonline/login/
- Review GBCI's LEED CMP enrollment guide: http://www.gbci.org/main-nav/cmp/enrollment/about-enrollment.aspx
- Watch LEEDuser.com's webinar on LEED CMP: http://www.leeduser.com/strategy/video-leed-ap-credential-maintenance
If you are a LEED AP who has enrolled in credential maintenance (or if you have passed the LEED GA exam or a LEED specialty exam), congratulations - your credential represents valuable knowledge and commitment to sustainable design. Now it's time to fulfill your continuing education hours. Here are a few resources that could help you accomplish your goals:
- GBCI CMP Guides and Resources: http://www.gbci.org/CMP/guides.aspx
- USGBC Course catalog: https://www.usgbc.org/CourseCatalog/CourseCatalog.aspx
- Greensource Magazine - ERB approved articles: http://greensource.construction.com/tech/
- Chapter Webinars (see below): http://www.usgbcmontana.org/educationprogramseventscommittee.html
- USGBC Montana Chapter 2015 Annual Summit: stay tuned for more info
The USGBC Montana Chapter now offers USGBC webinars that qualify for the LEED AP credential maintenance program (CMP) as Education Reviewing Body (ERB) approved courses. These recorded presentations can be shown to groups for continuing education. Learn more about this program from our Education/Programs/Events committee at http://www.usgbcmontana.org/educationprogramseventscommittee.html
Annual Chapter Summit
If you attended the 2014 USGBC Montana Annual Summit & Green Building Conference, you can report your participation for LEED Credential Maintenance. To report CMP activity, log in to My Credentials at www.gbci.org.
All conference activities* should be categorized under the “live presentations” activity delivery method. Live presentations carry a cap of 5 units, though attendees may submit more, but be prepared if GBCI does not accept all of them. According to the CMP 2011 guide (PDF), presenters can count twice the CEU's of the presentation. This is also a "live presentation" activity, but presenters get twice the credit per hour of course as attendees.
*Volunteer work for the conference on can be reported as Stakeholder Involvement in Innovation.